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Mongolian Hot Pot opens its $2 million restaurant in Chinatown

Mongolian Hot Pot opens its $2 million restaurant in Chinatown

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Lately, the trend for successful Chinese businesses has been to head to the Eastside and forget Chinatown.

Kenny G distances self from Hong Kong protesters

Kenny G distances self from Hong Kong protesters

By Kelvin Chan Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Smooth jazz star Kenny G insisted Thursday that he’s not a foreign provocateur supporting Hong

Seattle pays it forward — Lining up at midnight for free healthcare

Seattle pays it forward — Lining up at midnight for free healthcare

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Seventy dental drills whined on the Key Arena floor, as volunteer dentists and hygienists provided free procedures to the

Innovative Asian American youth

Innovative Asian American youth

By Steven Metcalf Northwest Asian Weekly Billy Wu had an idea. He wanted to make life a little easier for young people around him. That idea took the form of

Indians in Australia protest ethnic violence

04 June 2009

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators protesting violence against Indian students filled the streets in Australia’s second largest city on May 31, as the foreign minister said the government was doing everything it could to solve the crime problem.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 24 | 6/6 - 6/12, World News0 Comments

NWAW’s June must-reads

NWAW’s June must-reads

04 June 2009

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” By Nagaru Tanigawa, published by Little, Brown and Company, April 2009 Almost every kid has moments where he or she wishes that life was a little less ordinary and a little more exciting.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, On the Shelf, Reviews, Vol 28 No 24 | 6/6 - 6/120 Comments

Northwest Asian Weekly at SIFF!

Northwest Asian Weekly at SIFF!

04 June 2009

­Week 3: Real life is a drag “The Red Race,” China/Germany Reviewed by Jason Cruz Do you ever wonder why the Chinese have great gymnasts at the Summer Olympics?

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Reviews, Vol 28 No 24 | 6/6 - 6/120 Comments

Editorial: There’s a lot to like about Supreme Court nominee Sotomayor

Editorial: There’s a lot to like about Supreme Court nominee Sotomayor

04 June 2009

Making headlines as of late is Judge Sonia Sotomayor who has been nominated by President Obama to become the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice. If confirmed, which is likely, Sotomayor would be the third female to serve in the position (after Sandra Day O’Connor under Reagan and Ruth Bader Ginsberg under Clinton). She would also […]

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 24 | 6/6 - 6/120 Comments

In response to Mark Lee’s “Hutchison” column …

04 June 2009

To the Editor: [I would like to] thank [Mark Lee] for [his] article about Susan Hutchison, candidate for King County Executive (which appeared in issue 23 on May 23). I would not have known about her lawsuit regarding replacement “from the prime news anchor spots with an Asian female who is substantially younger.”

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 28 No 24 | 6/6 - 6/120 Comments

In response to Mark Lee’s “Hutchison” column …

04 June 2009

To the Editor: Mr. Mark Lee seems to either forget or ignore the recent history and events preceding this lawsuit in making his assumption that race was not a factor in considering the choice of Kristy Lee to replace Susan Hutchison.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 28 No 24 | 6/6 - 6/120 Comments

Ronald Takaki, ethnic studies pioneer, passes away

Ronald Takaki, ethnic studies pioneer, passes away

04 June 2009

BERKELEY, California (AP) — Ronald Takaki, a pioneer in the field of ethnic studies who taught the University of California system’s first Black history course, has died. He was 70.

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Posted in Community News, News, Obituaries, Vol 28 No 24 | 6/6 - 6/120 Comments

Out of a temple in remote Cambodia, a world-class ballet dancer is discovered

Out of a temple in remote Cambodia, a world-class ballet dancer is discovered

28 May 2009

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly While visiting Cambodia in 2000, American arts patron Anne H. Bass witnessed a rising star. Then 15 years old, Sokvannara “Sy” Sar performed a dance at Cambodia’s famous Preah Kahn temple and caught Bass’ eye.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/514 Comments

Custodians angry over shift changes

Custodians angry over shift changes

28 May 2009

By Jane Mee Wong Northwest Asian Weekly Swing-shift custodians at the University of Washington are coming together across ethnic lines and language barriers to keep their work shifts. The predominantly Asian, Latino, and East African workforce consists of 66 custodians who work from 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. On June 1, they will be reassigned […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/50 Comments

Laughs, tears, and cheers come together at Japanese pageant

Laughs, tears, and cheers come together at Japanese pageant

28 May 2009

By Ryan Pangilinan Northwest Asian Weekly This past Saturday, May 23, the Seattle Japanese Community Queen held its 50th annual coronation ceremony at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall. Hosted by Jeopardy Clue Crew member Kelly Miyahara and longtime API community leader Terry Nakano, the two-and-a-half hour ceremony was filled with culture, […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/50 Comments

Hara leaves the Port to tackle mortgages

Hara leaves the Port to tackle mortgages

28 May 2009

By Thi-Le Vo Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle Port Commissioner Lloyd Hara announced on May 25 that he will be running for King County assessor. According to his Web site, his decision was made a few weeks after the drunk-driving incident involving the current King County assessor, Scott Noble.

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Cheryl Chow steps away from Seattle School Board

Cheryl Chow steps away from Seattle School Board

28 May 2009

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly After a long and accomplished record of public service as a city councilmember and working with the Seattle School District, Cheryl Chow announced Wednesday, May 27, ahead of next week’s filing period for elective office, that she will not run for a second term on the school board.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/50 Comments

Broadcasting vet is new WSU dean

Broadcasting vet is new WSU dean

28 May 2009

Journalist and educator Lawrence Pintak has been named the founding dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. He will begin his new position on Aug. 17.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/50 Comments

New faces in new places: Karen K. Narasaki

New faces in new places: Karen K. Narasaki

28 May 2009

On April 22, Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) President and Executive Director Karen K. Narasaki became a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/50 Comments

YouthCare raises $190,000

YouthCare raises $190,000

28 May 2009

YouthCare held its 24th annual luncheon on April 29 and raised more than $190,000 to provide services and support for homeless and underserved youth in Seattle.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/50 Comments

Thousands of blossoms in Seattle

Thousands of blossoms in Seattle

28 May 2009

On April 17–19, the 34th Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival was held at the Seattle Center. Enjoyed by more than half a million people, the festival is the largest and oldest of its kind in the Northwest. At the festival, there were activities for children, lectures, art performances, martial arts, and more.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/50 Comments

Seattle Parks reopens Hing Hay Park pagoda

Seattle Parks reopens Hing Hay Park pagoda

28 May 2009

Members of Lu Bond Construction, representatives from Seattle Parks and Recreation, and the people of the community stand in front of the newly reopened pagoda in Hing Hay Park. On April 24, Hing Hay Park pagoda reopened after closing for a renovation project that began in February. The renovation focused on the 34-year-old pagoda, which […]

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/50 Comments

Family adopts Chinese girl with rare eye disease

28 May 2009

By Laura Catoe the Associated Press GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A radio broadcast led two elementary school teachers on an adoption journey to China.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/50 Comments

Immigration reform: New rules follow ICE raid in Bellingham

28 May 2009

On April 30, after months of activism and advocacy by OneAmerica and other immigrant right groups nationwide, the Department of Homeland Security decided to release sweeping new guidelines to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on workplace enforcement of immigration law.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/511 Comments

Japanese Americans plan WWII memorial in Seattle

28 May 2009

SEATTLE (AP) — Fundraising has begun for a memorial wall in Seattle to honor Japanese Americans who were interned or served in the military during World War II.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/50 Comments

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